COMMENT OF THE DAY: LISTENING TO THE MONTROSE VORTEX “This looks like the tornadic vortex that tunneled through and created the Inversion House and could do the same to any bungalow left in Montrose. I’ve seen some of Renner’s gigantic spheres of the same colorful slats and this seems like the humongous fallopian tube that spit them out. It appears to move faster than the traffic that sits alongside it. I love that the colors reflect the rainbow flags along Westheimer left from the parade. Best of all is that HAA money went to a Houston artist! If I put my ear up to the big end, do I hear the live oaks singing? It appeals to all my senses.” [Mike, commenting on Now Ready To Be Looked At: Montrose “Funnel Tunnel”] Illustration: Lulu
My only quibble with the Vortex is its location, and the attention that was called to it. You almost expect an installation like this in Montrose, and it got a lot of press before it was finished.
If something like this just appeared one day in, say, Acres Homes, or Sunnyside, and people had to dig to figure out who’d done it – then it would be really amazing.
That said, I like the piece itself, formally and aesthetically.
“If I put my ear up to the big end, do I hear the live oaks singing? It appeals to all my senses.”
That’s my favorite part.